NATIONAL PARK MOUNTAIN VILLAGES

EXPLORING GRANITE GIANTS AND GREEN VALLEYS

8 DAYS | FLEX-GUIDED | MODERATE |  FROM €650

The perfect place for your  walking holidays away from the big cities. Peneda-Gerês is the only Portuguese National Park, located on the Northern Portugal. The landscape diversity and the unique rural heritage make this remote mountainous park a great destination to explore step by step. Iberian wolf territory, transhumance villages, granite massifs, pilgrim footpaths, wild rivers are some highlights that you can find on your Peneda-Gerês.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 PENEDA GEREÊS NATIONAL PARK | CASTRO LABOREIRO

Meet with a member of our team for a briefing and a short introduction walk.

Overnight Castro Laboreiro

DAY 2  LABOREIRO VALLEY

The landscape diversity and the cultural richness are some highlights of the day. Initially following Mountain trails and after the old transhumance paths, this is the perfect walk to introduce the mountain lifestyle at Peneda-Gerês National Park.  If the weather allows, why not go for a swim at the natural river lagoons.

Self-guided walk  

Overnight Castro Laboreiro

DAY 3 PENEDA MOUNTAIN AND SOAJO

Our local guide will join you for the day walk. Embark on a journey through the magnificent Peneda Mountain. Follow the old shepherd trails and centenary pilgrim footpaths and explore this amazing granite landscape. Discover the Iberian Wolf territory and explore the rural heritage associated to the transhumance.

Guided walk  

Overnight Lindoso

DAY 4 LINDOSO

Lindoso is always a special place to visit, with the set of granite granaries and the primitive castle. Follow the ancient shepherd paths that for centuries connected mountains and villages, spot wild horses and wolf tracks.

Self-guided walk  

Overnight Lindoso

DAY 5 GERMIL, SERRA AMARELA HIDDEN GEM 

One of the most well-preserved villages in the Park, Germin is a must-visit at Peneda Gerês. Using the old stone paths, you will travel back in time, while crossing the village narrow streets in direction to the mountain. The stunning view over the Lima Valley and the ancient wolf trap are some walk highlights.

Self-guided walk  

Overnight Campo do Gerês

DAY 6   MATA DE ALBERGARIA AND GERÊS-XURÉS TRANSBOUNDARY PARK

A different walk, between Portugal and Spain, exploring the charms of this Transboundary Park. Crossing the unique Mata de Albergaria and ending at natural hot springs. 

Self-guided walk  

Overnight Vila do Gerês

DAY 7 GERÊS MOUNTAIN

Mountain walk along ancestral paths and trails that local communities used to access the mountain's resources. The route is framed in a mountain environment, covering one of the elevations of the Gerês mountains.

Guided walk  

Overnight Campo do Gerês

DAY 8   DEPARTURE

End of our services

*Want to do some coastal walks? Talk with us!

 

How does this trip benefit the destination?

This tour was designed by our local guides, Isabel and Marina. The accommodations and restaurants that we use are a small scale and usually family-run businesses. All transfers are operated by a local company.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Team meet & Greet
  • Tailor made Route Notes
  • Private guide tour local guide
  • GPS tracks and topographic maps
  • B&B Country Cottage and hotel

  • 24/7 phone support

  • Private transfers eco-driver

  • Luggage transfers

  • Entrance fees

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Granite mountain landscapes

  • Unique rural heritage

  • Cultural diversity

  • Iberian Wolf territory

  • Wild rivers

  • Border castles

  • Gastronomy

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